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About Charity Shop

Howick Hospice has a delightful Charity Shop on its premises at 7 Mansfield Road.

The shop started in 1987 and has undergone several transformations starting off at the Presbyterian manse in Fraser Road.  Recent renovations have allowed for more spacious shopping with a book section, children’s corner, shelves of collectables, lots of clothing and much more.

From small beginnings our Charity Shop has grown into a thriving business, thanks to the generous donations from the community and business sector. All the money generated by the shop goes to Howick Hospice, assisting us to provide quality care to the terminally ill.

All donations for the shop are taken to the small receiving depot on our premises, which is run by Denise Larsen and Jean Lesur. These two ladies sort and price the donations.

Our shop is run by Colleen Walker, our Shop Manageress, together with a team of volunteers who help in serving behind the counter and keep rails and shelves tidy.

We are always grateful for good quality donations of clothing, kitchenware, linen, bric-a-brac, crockery, books, records and furniture – should you be able to assist in any way, please contact our offices on 033 -330 5257.  You may drop off your donations at our Charity Shop or we will gladly come and collect your donations.

Please contact us to arrange collection.

Interested in becoming a Shop Volunteer?

Some Interesting Information:

  • We have 23 volunteers in our shop
  • Additionally we have 58 volunteers who also contribute to Hospice's sustainability.
  • More volunteers, including younger people are always needed.
  • Your new ideas, energy and enthusiasm can raise money for a good cause - making a real difference.
  • What does volunteering in the shops involve and what will I get out of it? Kindly contact our shop manager, Colleen Walker.

Who Can Volunteer?

Anyone who has some spare time and would like to use it to benefit Hospice can be a volunteer.
People from all backgrounds and walks of life can volunteer


What would I be expected to do?

Anyone offering to volunteer kindly contact our HR Manager. Gill Smithers for more information.

Would I need any special skills?

You do not need any special skills, as you will receive on-the-job training and support.

What does our charity shop sell?

Our Charity shop sells mostly second-hand items donated by the public.
Our shop is full of bargains and collectables. Whether it be clothing, CDs, books, furniture or bric-a-brac, you will have fun and save loads of money shopping for them. Our shop is a great place to find a fancy-dress costume, a wedding dress or retro fashion!

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